I am Dr. Christine Kulstad, Co-Clerkship Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Dec 16, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Christine Kulstad is an emergency physician and Emergency Medicine Co-Clerkship Director at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. She maintains a sense of balance  by keeping fit, eating right, and making time for her family and friends. Her advice on staying focused is something we could all try. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! [+]

Submit an abstract to give a national talk: Resident Wellness Innovation Plenary Session

By |Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

On behalf of the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank (WTT), we are thrilled to announce our partnership again with Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM). On May 13, 2019 during the WTT Resident Wellness Day (an EEM preday event featuring acclaimed author Dr. James Dahle of White Coat Investor fame), we also will launch the first-ever Wellness Innovation Plenary Session focusing on residency-level initiatives. This is your chance, as a resident, to give an oral presentation at a national conference. Deadline: January 7, 2019. [+]

Sign up for the Wellness Think Tank newsletter

By |Dec 6, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

Many residencies and departments in medicine have started or are thinking about starting local wellness newsletters and handouts. In an effort to help reduce redundancy and facilitate more global information-sharing , the resident-driven ALiEM Wellness Think Tank has decided to launch our own email-based newsletter series. Periodically, we will send out a short article discussing personal wellness, tips for maintaining wellness in your professional life, and ideas to promote wellness within a residency program. Sign up below, and feel free to share with your colleagues. If you have ideas and suggestions for content, please feel free to contact us.   [+]

How to Cite Podcasts, Videos, and Blogs in a Publication

By |Nov 26, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

As medical education podcasts, videos, and blogs continue to grow in popularity it is crucial that we cite them correctly in traditional publications, specifically journal articles and textbook chapters. In a previous blog post, I described a format for citing these works on a CV. The American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style is in its 10th edition, with the last update being published in 2007,1 largely before the tidal wave of “nontraditional” publications. Based on the AMA Manual of Style, how should we reference these digital publications? [+]

I am Dr. Kelly Williamson, Assistant Residency Program Director: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Oct 14, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Kelly Williamson is an emergency physician and Assistant Residency Program Director from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago. Keeping active and eating right are core values when it come to Dr. Williamson’s wellness. When she’s not spending time in the clinical or academic setting, Dr. Williamson can be found running on the lakefront or spending time with her family. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! [+]

APPLY NOW: 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

By |Oct 11, 2018|Categories: Medical Education, Social Media & Tech|

The 2019 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents anywhere in the world to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference May 14-16, 2019. [+]

I am Dr. Julianna Jung, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 30, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Julianna Jung is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at Johns Hopkins University. She shares an important story about a challenging case, and how its changed her outlook to be more compassionate for ourselves, colleagues, and patients. Carving out time to remain active, outdoors, and engaged in her outside interests are part of her formula for maintaining wellness. Learn more about how she stays healthy in EM! [+]

I am Dr. Craig Newgard, EM Physician and Researcher: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Sep 2, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Craig Newgard is an emergency physician from Portland, Oregon. When he is not in the ED, Dr. Newgard can be found on his mountain bike, conquering the unpredictable trails of his community. Although it can be challenging to incorporate a routine schedule into life as an emergency physician, he has found that it helps him achieve balance and avoid burnout. Here’s how he stays healthy in EM! [+]

I am Dr. Cynthia Griffin, Flight Physician: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |Aug 19, 2018|Categories: Healthy in EM|

Dr. Cynthia Griffin is an emergency physician and flight physician from Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Griffin believes that laughter is the best medicine. When she’s not conquering the ED or saving lives in the sky, she can be found spending time with her family and her adorable chocolate lab. Here’s how she stays healthy in EM! [+]

Approaching Wellness in the ED: A Conversation with Wellness Expert Dr. Shahina Braganza

By |Jul 23, 2018|Categories: Wellness, Wellness Think Tank|

The Wellness Think Tank created a podcast with wellness expert Dr. Shahina Braganza from the Gold Coast in Australia. Facilitated by Dr. Annahieta “AK” Kalantari and joined by EM residents Dr. Alecia Gende and Dr. Adrienne Taren, the conversation covers a broad range of topics including the concepts behind Emotional Contagion, Dr. Braganza’s published “oneED” program1, and the challenges of adopting wellness initiatives in the ED. We present the podcast and highlights below. [+]